Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Difference Between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem

The Difference Between Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Salih Al Uthaymin said,

Ar-Rahman: The possessor of vast mercy.

Ar-Raheem: The granter of mercy to whomever He wills.

The difference between the two is that the first relates to the existence of mercy as a description for Him, whereas the second is related to it being an action of His, as He grants (or bestows) mercy to whomever He wills from His creation. [شرح لمعة الاعتقاد]

Sheikh Abdur Razzaq ibn Abdil Muhsin Al Abbad said,

Ar-Rahman: He to whom which mercy is a description.

Ar-Raheem: The doer of the action of being merciful to His servants, for this reason the Exalted says:

“And with the believers He is most merciful (رحيمًا) ” [Al-Ahzab: 43]

“..certainly He is to them full of Kindness, Most Merciful (رحيمٌ)” [At-Taubah: 117]

So Ar-Rahman is on a (certain) scale (in the Arabic language related to morphology) that indicates a permanent, inseparable, and perfect attribute. In other words; from His attributes is mercy. Whereas Ar-Raheem indicates the spreading of mercy to those whom it is bestowed upon. Meaning those who received mercy via (His) action. [فقه الأسماء الحسنى]

Compiled by Najeeb ibn Yusuf Al Anjelesi.


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Emergence Of Time When Bid`ah Will Be Considered As Sunnah

The Emergence Of Time When Bid`ah Will
Be Considered As Sunnah

The Companion, Hudhaifah bin al-Yamaan رضي الله عنه once took two stones and placed one on top of the other and asked his companions: ❝Do you see any light (passing) between these two stones?❞

They said: “O Abu `Abdullaah! We don’t see any light (passing) between these two stones except for very little.”

He said: ❝By the One (Allaah) in whose Hand is my soul! Verily, Bid`ah (religious innovation) will (soon) appear till nothing of the truth is seen except for the amount of light which you see (passing) between these two stones. By Allaah! Bid`ah will circulate (so much) so that if something of it is left out, the people will say: The Sunnah had been abandoned.❞

[al-Bid`a of Ibn al-Wadhdhaah (151); al-I`tesaam of al-Shaatibee (1/106)]

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia

Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia 

"Whoever habitually opposes the Sharia with opinions, then Eemaan does not settle in his heart." - Dara at-Ta’arad 1/187

- Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin Abdul Haleem Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Like a dumb Shaytan!

Like a dumb Shaytan!

Indeed, what kind of piety is there in a person who witnesses Allāh’s sanctities being violated, his religion abandoned, the Sunnah of His Messenger shunned, and yet remains still with a cold heart and a shut mouth? Such a person is like a dumb Shaytan!

—  Ibn Qayyim | A'alām al-Muwaqqi'īn, (v. 2, p. 176)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Worst of the Khawaarij

The Worst of the Khawaarij

Author: Imaam 'Abdullah Bin Muhammad Ad Da'eef
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee
Source: The Masaail of Imaam Ahmad(rahimahullah) by Imaam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) pg. 271

وقال عبد الله محمد الضعيف – أحد أئمة السلف – :

فَعَدُ الخوارج هم أخبت الخوارج
رواه أبو داود في مسائل أحمد ص ٢٧١ بسند صحيح

'Abdullah Bin Muhammad Ad Da'eef (rahimahullah) -one of the Imaams of the Salaf- said,

The Qa'ad (i.e. the Qa'adiyyah1) of the Khawaarij are the worst and most vile of the Khawaarij.
[Reported in the Masaail of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) by Imaam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) on pg. 271 with an authentic chain of narration.]

TN: The Qa'adiyyah are those from the Khawaarij who incite others to rebel, revolt, and commit acts of atrocity while they themselves do not take part in the actual fighting and/or “operations.” They are the worst of the Khawaarij because they are in fact the root and cause of these evil acts. Therefore, any "radical cleric" calling people to the methodology of the evil Khawaarij and inciting them to commit acts of terrorism is thus from the Qa'adiyyah and subsequently the worst of the Khawaarij.


Monday, 14 March 2016

The disease and the doctor of this Ummah

The disease and the doctor of this Ummah

Sufyān Al-Thawrī said, “Wealth is the disease of this Ummah, and the scholar is the doctor of this Ummah".

‎ [سير أعلام النبلاء ٨/٢٤٣]

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Every Mother (Woman) Must Dedicate Herself

Every Mother (Woman) Must Dedicate Herself

“A woman, first and foremost, needs to be righteous herself, so that she can be a good example for her daughters…

A woman should train her children properly, for her children represent the men and women of the future. In the earliest stages of their development, it is the mothers that human beings learn from. If she is a good mother, good in her manners and dealings and good in the way she brings up her children, then those children will take after her and contribute positively to the betterment of society.

Every mother, then, must dedicate herself to training her children, and if she cannot undertake their training on her own, then their father or another guardian – for example, a brother or uncle, if their father is dead – should help her to raise them.

A woman should not yield to difficult circumstances, feeling that she cannot change her situation or her family’s situation for the better.”

– Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
[The Islaamic Awakening (p. 223 & 229)]

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Wearing a Coat Over the Jilbab

The Ruling on a Woman Wearing a Coat Over the Jilbab 

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: May Allah be good to you. I have another question: Is it allowed for a woman to wear a coat over the jilbab knowing that she will go out in a condition of necessity and severe cold?

Answer: “What is important is that a woman covers herself when leaving and cover herself completely. Nothing should be apparent from her by using any covering or clothing. What is important is that she covers herself. As for the details of the clothing, then this returns to the conditions of the women and to the need of the women. Nothing is prohibited except for the clothing which is for men. She does not wear the clothing of men. She only wears the clothing of women. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

لعن الله المتشبهات من النساء بالرجال ولعن الله المتشبهين من الرجال بالنساء

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed those men who are effeminate, and women who imitate men.
[Bukhari and Muslim]

So it is not allowed for one gender to resemble another. Everyone has a clothing. The men have their clothing and the women have their clothing. Yes”.

The Ruling on Having Oppositions and Evil in the Cell-phone

The Ruling on Having Oppositions and Evil in the Cell-phone

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan

Question: This questioner says: some of the youth have cellphones and they fill it with oppositions and evils like songs, musical instruments, and prohibited pictures. So what is your guidance for the likes of these people? May Allah bless you

Answer: “If these people are older, then it is upon them to fear Allah and repent to Allah from this action. And that they purify their cellphones from these affairs, from these evil ideas, and this amusement and game. If they are young, then it is upon their guardians to protect them from it. [For the guardians to] prevent them from this harmful amusement and from this action which will harm them in the future”

وجود المخالفات والمنكرات في الجولات.


هذا يقول: بعض الشباب لديهم ظاهرة في الجوالات، أنهم يملئونها ببعض المخالفات، والمنكرات كالغناء والمعازف والصور المحرَّمة، فما هو توجيهكم لمثل هؤلاء-بارك الله فيكم-؟

الجواب: هؤلاء إن كانوا كبارًا فعليهم أن يتقوا الله، وأن يتوبوا إلى الله من هذا العمل، وأن يُطهروا جوالاتهم عن هذه الأمور، وهذه الأفكار السيئة، وهذا اللهو واللعب، وإن كانوا صغارًا، فعلى أوليائهم أن يصونوهم منها، وأن يمنعوهم من هذا العبث الضار، ومن هذا العمل الذي يكون ضرره عليهم مستقبلاً.

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Ruling on Selling Imitation Goods

The Ruling on Selling Imitation Goods 

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah:

Question: He says oh Virtuous Shaikh (may Allah facilitate for you): what is the ruling on buying and selling imitation goods like watches, pens, and other than that?

Answer: “You notify regarding it. There is no preventative for you to sell it or buy it. However, inform that it is an imitation and not an original and that its price is cheaper than the price of the origin. As for those who cheat the people and sell it as if it is an original and take the price of the original and it is an imitation, then this is cheating. When the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

من غشنا فليس منا

Whoever cheats us is not one of us

[Saheeh Muslim]

If the buyer does not know, then clarify to him and so he see it as an imitation. So he does not take it thinking it was an original and pays a high price and [the seller] exploits his [the buyer’s] ignorance. This is not allowed. This is cheating”.

Tafseer Surah al-Hujaraat no. 68 starting at the 50 min found here:

The Ruling On Throwing Food in the Garbage

The Ruling On Throwing Food in the Garbage Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Question: May Allah be good to you, what is the ruling on students throwing the remaining food and drink in the garbage?

Answer: “As for what is not going to be eaten, like orange, apple, banana peels, and what resembles that then there is no harm. This is because there is no need for it itself. As for food that can be eaten like remains of bread or sauce and what resembles that, then it is not thrown in the places of filth. If it must be thrown in the garbage, then place it in a special bag so that those who are cleaning know that it is something that deserves respect” .

  أحسن الله إليكم يا شيخ، ما حكم رمي التلاميذ بقايا طعامهم وشرابهم في القمامة؟

الشيخ: أما ما لا يؤكل فلا بأس، كقشور البرتقال والتفاح والموز وما أشبه ذلك؛ لأن هذا لا حوجة له في نفسه، وأما ما يؤكل كبقايا الخبز والإدام وشببه فإنه لا يلقى في الأماكن القذرة، وإذا كان لا بد أن يلقى في الزبالة فليجعل له كيس خاص يوضع فيه حتى يعرف المنظفون أنه محترم .

Saturday, 5 March 2016

An Easy Way to Keep Devils Out of Your House by Reciting Two Blessed, Ancient Verses

An Easy Way to Keep Devils Out of Your 

House by Reciting Two Blessed, Ancient Verses

An-Nu’maan ibn Bashir narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, “Indeed Allaah wrote a Book two thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, He sent down two aayahs from it with which He ended Surah al-Baqarah—if they are recited for three nights in a home, no Shaitaan shall come near it.”

Saheeh at-Targheeb, no. 1476, al-Albaani said, “Saheeh.” [Translation taken from English translation of Al-Tirmidhi, slightly edited.]

The two verses are:

ءَامَنَ ٱلرَّسُولُ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡهِ مِن رَّبِّهِۦ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَۚ كُلٌّ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتِهِۦ وَكُتُبِهِۦ وَرُسُلِهِۦ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيۡنَ أَحَدٖ مِّن رُّسُلِهِۦۚ وَقَالُواْ سَمِعۡنَا وَأَطَعۡنَاۖ غُفۡرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ

‘Āmanar-Rasūlu bimā ‘unzila ‘ilayhi mir-rabbihi wal-Mu’uminūna ۚ kullun ‘Āmana billāhi wa Malā’ikatihi wa Kutubihi wa Rusulihi Lā nufarriqu baina ‘aĥadin mir-Rusulihi ۚ wa qālū sami`nā wa ‘Aţa`nā ۖ  Ghufrānaka Rabbanā wa ‘ilaikal-Maşīr.

“The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say, “We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers.” And they say, “We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, Our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).””

لَا يُكَلِّفُ ٱللَّهُ نَفۡسًا إِلَّا وُسۡعَهَاۚ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتۡ وَعَلَيۡهَا مَا ٱكۡتَسَبَتۡۗ
رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذۡنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوۡ أَخۡطَأۡنَاۚ
رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحۡمِلۡ عَلَيۡنَآ إِصۡرٗا كَمَا حَمَلۡتَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِنَاۚ
رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلۡنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦۖ
وَٱعۡفُ عَنَّا وَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَٱرۡحَمۡنَآۚ أَنتَ مَوۡلَىٰنَا فَٱنصُرۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ

Lā yukallifullāhu nafsan ‘illā wus`ahā ۚ Lahā mā kasabat wa `alaihā maktasabat ۗ
Rabbanā lā tu’uākhidhnā ‘in-nasīnā ‘aw ‘akhţa’nā ۚ
Rabbanā wa lā taĥmil `alainā ‘işran kamā ĥamaltahu `alalladhīna min qablinā ۚ
Rabbanā wa lā tuĥammilnā mā lā ţāqata lanā bihi ۖ
Wa`fu `annā waghfir lanā warĥamnā ۚ ‘Anta mawlānā fānşurnā `alal-qawmil-kāfirīn.

“Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us. Our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector! And give us victory over the disbelieving people.””

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Ruling on Having a Dog

The Ruling on Having a Dog

Author: Imaam Bin Baaz
Translator: Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee

It is not permissible to raise/keep a dog except for three (reasons): a hunting dog, a guard dog for herding livestock (and or protecting something) or a dog for farming, the Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said,

Whoever keeps a dog that is not a dog for hunting, herding livestock or farming, two qiraats will be deducted from his reward each day.
This is because keeping a dog is a means to filth, dirtying and harming the house due to it (i.e. the dog). The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered that a dish that is licked by a dog be washed seven times, one of which with dirt. So it is a must to stay away from this. Thus, staying away (from this affair is a must) except for the need of hunting, farming and guarding or herding livestock (or something valuable). As far as having them for other than these reason(s), is blind following and imitation of the Christians. So this is not permissible.